The 2018 FL100+

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Each year Food Logistics showcases software and technology companies that are leaders within the food and beverage industry. Their solutions and services provide companies the opportunity to improve productivity and gain efficiencies within their enterprise.

Now in its 15th year, the FL100+ showcases software and technology companies that specialize in products designed to address the unique challenges of the food and beverage supply chain. This list offers an inside look at companies whose products and services ensure efficient transportation and warehousing, minimize operational waste, facilitate safe operations and assure regulatory compliance.

360data

Website: www.360data.com

Year Founded: 1995

Number of Employees: 25

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 10

Solution Brand Name(s): 360data

Worth Noting: 360data manages transportation spend more effectively while optimizing speed and reliability. The company’s TMS delivers cloud-based, centralized route planning software with complete supply chain visibility to all inbound and outbound shipments in real time. Users are able to streamline communication and collaboration across platforms and throughout trading communities. Additionally, its cloud-based collaborative solution effortlessly meets customers’ needs for a complete EDI platform for 3PLs.

3Gtms

Website: www.3gtms.com

Year Founded: 2013

Number of Employees: 100

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 9

Solution Brand Name(s): 3G-TM

Worth Noting: 3Gtms understands the complicated dynamics of order visibility in the food and beverage industry. The company can track an order throughout the entire supply chain with its TMS, providing full visibility into the flow of data and the tools to act quickly. Additionally, 3Gtms offers continuous visibility and pool optimization, allowing users to plan shipments based on a consolidation point. Users can pre-determine a location or allow an algorithm to locate the optimal consolidation facility.

Appian FinalMile

Website: www.appianplatform.com

Year Founded: 1987

Number of Employees: 700

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 118

Solution Brand Name(s): DRTrack

Worth Noting: Appian FinalMile provides end-to-end software solutions for the transportation and logistics industry that help its customers improve their business efficiencies. The company is transforming the way the world moves freight by enabling, empowering and optimizing transportation companies with a full range of transactional, transparent, decision support and optimization solutions. Its solutions give unparalleled insight into cost control and productivity.

ARMADA

Website: www.armada.net

Year Founded: 1890

Number of Employees: 468

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 30

Solution Brand Name(s): Armada Supply Chain Planning, Armada Supply Chain Technology, Armada Transportation Solutions, Armada Warehouse Solutions, Armada Global Logistics

Worth Noting: Armada has instituted a new innovation process that employs a collaborative platform to solicit suggestions. The suggestions are reviewed until they reach the necessary approval rating. They are then submitted to the innovation steering committee to determine whether the idea requires further refinement or is worth piloting. The company’s approach provides a fully transparent way of submitting innovative ideas and determining their progress.

Becker Logistics LLC

Website: www.beckerlogistics.com

Year Founded: 1997

Number of Employees: 120

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 210

Solution Name(s): Becker Logistics LLC, 3PL 360, 3PL AIT

Worth Noting: Through their TMS, 3PL 360, Becker Logistics believes in the utilization of tracking technology on the carrier side of the business, while making the customers experience efficient on the load side. Becker Logistics works to improve its technology and software as its business continues to expand, with three office locations in Illinois, one in Ohio, one in Georgia and four new offices opening in 2019.

BluJay Solutions

Website: www.blujaysolutions.com

Year Founded: 1972

Number of Employees: 1,100

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 1,000

Solution Brand Name(s): BluJay Transportation Management, BluJay Global Trade network

Worth Noting: As BluJay Solutions continues to invest in its Global Trade Network platform, it continues to see more customers and prospects take advantage of integrated parcel, mobility, control tower and compliance solutions. The company has standardized and focused workflows to support CPG, food and beverage, as well as a strong network of shippers, carriers and suppliers. Additionally, BluJay’s latest platform update delivers full multimodal transportation support, extending customs management and mobile capabilities designed to help companies streamline their global supply chain management.

CAMS Software

Website: www.prospero.com

Year Founded: 1997

Number of Employees: 30

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 20

Solution Name(s): Prospero Outbound, Prospero Inbound, Prospero Mobi

Worth Noting: CAMS Software developed the Prospero suite of grocery transportation solutions to accommodate the terminology and best business practices of the industry. Prospero Outbound handles the needs of private fleet grocery transportation, routing, dispatch, backhaul, payroll, salvage and more. Prospero Mobi is a certified ELD that integrates with Prospero Outbound for seamless two-way communications, while Prospero Inbound is the company’s grocery-specific inbound TMS for managed freight.

CaseStack

Website: www.casestackconsolidation.com

Year Founded: 1999

Number of Employees: 400

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 500

Solution Brand Name(s): CaseStack Retail Freight Consolidation, Hyperfill

Worth Noting: CaseStack is a force multiplier for CPG companies selling shelf-stable products to national retailers and e-commerce platforms. The company uses a combination of industry leading technology and processes to help clients adapt and overcome the challenges in the rapidly changing retail landscape while maximizing their profitability. 

Cass Information Systems Inc.

Website: www.cassinfo.com

Year Founded: 1906

Number of Employees: 1,035

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 25

Solution Brand Name(s): Freight audit, payment and business intelligence services

Worth Noting: Cass partners with high-volume shippers that have complex needs to create solutions that solve difficult transportation expense management challenges. The company provides tailored invoice processing, audit and payment solutions for its customers and offers robust business intelligence and reporting around transportation data. Cass understands the challenges that come from operating within the food and beverage industry. Thus, it provides unparalleled expertise through all aspects of the customer onboarding and ongoing services.

Cloud Logistics

Website: www.gocloudlogistics.com

Year Founded: 2011

Number of Employees: 25

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 10

Solution Brand Name(s): Cloud Logistics TMS

Worth Noting: Cloud Logistics’ customers know they can rely on the company to be fast, able and easy. Complete global TMS capabilities coupled with quick solutions implementation means a fast ROI. Cloud Logistics offers an intuitive interface that combines cloud, mobile and social, along with rapid training and onboarding of both shippers and carriers.

CM Systems LLC

Website: www.compliancemate.com

Year Founded: 2015

Number of Employees: 32

Number of Food/Bev Customers: N/A

Solution Name(s): ComplianceMate

Worth Noting: CM Systems provides monitoring systems for food safety compliance and operational effectiveness. Its principal product, ComplianceMate, has streamlined several compliance checklists and cooler monitoring for thousands of restaurants across the globe. The tool uses a combination of wireless temperature sensors, mobile technologies and easy-to-use tools built for the modern kitchen, allowing users complete control over food safety and compliance at all their stores.

Controlant

Website: www.controlant.com

Year Founded: 2007

Number of Employees: 50

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 50

Solution Brand Name(s): Controlant

Worth Noting: Controlant’s cold chain solution offers fully connected digital capabilities, providing real-time temperature and product movement monitoring while products are in transit and at rest. Knowing crucial information immediately allows teams to identify the weakest parts in the supply chain and take immediate action to correct them. Customers can also leverage the data to build new business opportunities by using Controlant’s services. The company’s solution is subscription-based and does not require any upfront investment in software or hardware. The company prides itself on acting as a partner to a company’s internal food safety and quality and logistics teams.

Cooltrax

Website: www.cooltrax.com

Year Founded: 2005

Number of Employees: 100

Number of Food/Bev Customers: N/A

Solution Brand Name(s): Fresh InTransit, Fresh InStore, Fresh InSide

Worth Noting: Cooltrax’s fresh platform runs on cloud technology and can monitor trailers, assets, retail, distribution centers, safety and compliance. The solution maintains food safety by offering wireless product-level monitoring, and Carrier and Thermo King Refrigeration data, and alarms in real time.

Elemica

Website: www.elemica.com

Year Founded: 2000

Number of Employees: 200

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 25

Solution Brand Name(s): Elemica Digital Supply Network, Elemica SmartLink Applications

Worth Noting: With its solutions, Elemica gives food and beverage clients the control they want over their global supply chains. The company automates processes for supplier, customer, sourcing and logistics partners, driving bottom-line results, increased productivity and working capital optimization. The Elemica QuickLink and SmartLink applications leverage the predictive reality check on deliveries between business partners and suppliers by removing transactional barriers for faster process automation and lowering operational costs.

Foxtrot Systems

Website: www.foxtrotsystems.com

Year Founded: 2015

Number of Employees: 30

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 13

Solution Brand Name(s): Foxtrot

Worth Noting: Foxtrot Systems stands out in the industry by focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Automating the decision-making process gives its customers the opportunity for cost savings and revenue generation through more predictable ETAs for all stakeholders in the supply chain.

GPS Insight

Website: www.gpsinsight.com

Year Founded: 2005

Number of Employees: 268

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 136

Solution Brand Name(s): GPS Insight Fleet Tracking, E-Log Solutions

Worth Noting: GPS Insight understands that every fleet faces its own challenges and has unique goals set in place. The company is able to provide tailored telematics solutions and award-winning customer service to ensure challenges are overcome and goals are met. GPS Insight diligently provides flexible options to suit every company’s needs.

Highway 905

Website: www.highway905.com

Year Founded: 1993

Number of Employees: 40

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 1

Solution Brand Name(s): Highway 905 Warehouse Management System, Highway 905 Transportation Management System, Highway 905 Shipment Tracking System

Worth Noting: Highway 905 has over 25 years of experience as a trusted logistics technology partner. It provides its customers with the flexibility of options, which include its end-to-end cloud-based logistics suites or a customized product bundle with the option to pick and choose from 20+ solution add-ons and services.

iFoodDecisionSciences Inc.

Website: www.idsfoodsafety.com

Year Founded: 2013

Number of Employees: 20

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 250

Solution Brand Name(s): iFoodDecisionSciences

Worth Noting: iFoodDecisionSciences’ software provides real-time food safety process control management, with alerts for unpredictable situations. The model allows for constant improvements and customer visibility into both the company’s and its supplier’s operations. Real-time alerts enable rapid responses and problem resolutions, allowing management to make better decisions as well as improve visibility throughout the entire operation.

Interlink Technologies

Website: www.thinkinterlink.com

Year Founded: 1986

Number of Employees: N/A

Number of Food/Bev Customers: N/A

Solution Brand Name(s): Warehouse-LINK

Worth Noting: Interlink Technologies’ customers range in size, but what they all have in common is a need for real-time, web-based warehouse management functionality. Using software for real-time information is still an ongoing challenge in the food and beverage industry, but Interlink’s partnership approach helps employees feel more comfortable with the software by testing it before it goes live.

Intrigo Systems

Website: www.intrigosys.com

Year Founded: 2009

Number of Employees: 200

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 7

Solution Brand Name(s): SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP), SAP Ariba, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Hybris

Worth Noting: Intrigo Systems has unparalleled expertise in delivering solutions that span the entire supply chain. The company measures its success by the value delivered to its customers. Intrigo has helped large chemical manufacturers cut more than $100 million in working capital and semiconductor manufacturers reduce their planning cycle time by over 50 percent.

Jarrett Logistics Systems

Website: www.jarrettlogistics.com

Year Founded: 1999

Number of Employees: 142

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 5

Solution Brand Name(s): jShip, JLS Advanced Analytics, JLS Routing Center

Worth Noting: The JLS Routing Center combines technology and excellent customer service to bring customers up-to-date information that keeps their businesses running without disruption. Jarrett provides next-level visibility to customers on every shipment, keeping them updated through the entire life cycle of the shipment, from pick up to transit and final delivery.

Johanson Transportation Service

Website: www.johnsontrans.com

Year Founded: 1971

Number of Employees: 92

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 225

Solution Brand Name(s): FreightOptixx

Worth Noting: Johanson Transportation Services (JTS) has had the same leadership in place for nearly five decades, and with great leadership comes great success. The company is determined to pursue improvements for greater efficiencies in its business model, making time to collaborate and seek new methods to achieve the next level of excellence in customer service. JTS provides additional value and cutting-edge technology to drive business practices. Additionally, it gives a dynamic TMS solution to its customers for no additional cost.

Nature's Frequencies

Website: www.foodfreshnesscard.com

Year Founded: 2014

Number of Employees: 10

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 1,000

Solution Brand Name(s): Food Freshness Card

Worth Noting: Thinking outside the box is common for Nature’s Frequencies in order to revolutionize and assist with issues like food waste and shelf-life extension. The company’s Food Freshness Card uses Tesla technology with quantum physics to help extend shelf life without an additional power source. The technology is constantly being tested and improved, evolving with different partners around the world. 

NiceLabel

Website: www.nicelabel.com

Year Founded: 1993

Number of Employees: 140

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 100

Solution Name(s): NiceLabel Label Management System (LMS)

Worth Noting: Since opening in 1993, NiceLabel has been a leader in label management systems. Food and beverage manufacturers are able to digitally transform their entire label printing and production process, resulting in a leaner, more agile operation. With NiceLabel, customers also are able to respond quickly to changing market conditions and requirements by ensuring accurate, consistent labels that get products to market faster.

Omnichain Solutions

Website: www.omnichains.com

Year Founded: 2018

Number of Employees: 10

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 5-10

Solution Name(s): Omnichain

Worth Noting: Omnichain’s platform helps food and beverage companies connect their supply chains from end to end using blockchain technology in under 90 days. Its demand-driven, software-as-a-service platform delivers real-time transparency, trust and efficiency, from source to shelf, for more proactive demand planning and forecasting. Notably, Omnichain holds the U.S. patent for planogram, a store- and SKU-level forecasting and replenishment system.

Optricity

Website: www.optricity.com

Year Founded: 2005

Number of Employees: 16

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 36

Solution Brand Name(s): OptiSlot DC, Moves Conductor

Worth Noting: Optricity’s solutions offer powerful algorithms to easily solve the complex challenges that intricate slotting projects present. With quick run times, OptiSlot DC allows companies to compare multiple slotting scenarios and simulate potential return before making a single reslotting move. As the needs of the industry continue to grow and change, Optricity’s solutions continue to evolve through client-directed, engineer-driven and continued development.

PAR Technology

Website: www.partech.com

Year Founded: 1977

Number of Employees: 1,200

Number of Food/Bev Customers: N/A

Solution Brand Name(s): PAR’s Cloud based SureCheck Solution

Worth Noting: PAR’s advanced cloud-based SureCheck Solution combines the business and operational strategies of a foodservice organization into one location, giving customers sharper insight and control for managing efficient facilities, equipment, staff and food safety initiatives. The solution unites task management, food safety compliance and IoT remote monitoring to provide a faster, simpler and complete path to operational success.

ProCat Distribution Technologies

Website: www.procatdt.com

Year Founded: 2001

Number of Employees: 18

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 200

Solution Name(s): PickRight, ReceiveRight, LoadRight, ShipRight, ReturnRight, CountRight, StockRight, WeighRight, TaxRight

Worth Noting: ProCat’s solution, PickRight, stands out to customers by allowing them to pick perfect orders without having a WMS in place, enabling benefits such as efficient and accurate order picking. The solution is also easy to train new employees to use. Within minutes, ProCat says employees can be using PickRight to pick orders with 100 percent accuracy.

QAD

Website: www.qad.com

Year Founded: 1979

Number of Employees: 1,900

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 500

Worth Noting: QAD’s solution is a perfect fit for food and beverage manufacturers, with the ability to handle complex and high-volume production and global distribution of products. Because equipment is critical to protecting margins, the company can ensure asset management and maintenance by managing production facilities. Food safety is critical to QAD and it provides full product traceability and serialization and quality management throughout the entire process.

The Raymond Corporation

Website: www.raymondcorp.com

Year Founded: 1922

Number of Employees: 1,850

Number of Food/Bev Customers: N/A

Solution Brand Name(s): Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator

Worth Noting: The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator offers instructional education modules on an actual lift truck, acquainting operators with their truck before even stepping on the warehouse floor. Also of note, the port can be disconnected from the truck, which can then be placed back into operation within the warehouse to maximize equipment, create efficiencies and increase uptime. This eliminatines the need for additional educational equipment.

Safeway Management Group

Website: www.smgsafety.com

Year Founded: 1999

Number of Employees: 11

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 77

Solution Name(s): Quality Management System, Food Safety/HACCP Plans, Transportation Safety Program, Workplace Safety Program, Electronic File Maintenance, Document Control, E-Training

Worth Noting: Safeway Management Group (SMG) believes no other business can better meet the needs of customers as it can. The company’s dedicated staff is committed to providing administrative support and consultations for customers. Additionally, SMG has fostered long-term relationships with clients by leveraging their products to support their specific needs.. 

Seagull Scientific

Website: www.seagullscientific.com

Year Founded: 1985

Number of Employees: 175

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 4,000

Solution Name(s): Bartender by Seagull Scientific

Worth Noting: Seagull Scientific is well known among the food and beverage industry. The company’s customers integrate its solution, BarTender, into their software to manage labeling, security, RFID, barcoding and serialization processes. The tool operates “under the hood” of clients’ supply chain software, making users unaware they are using the technology.

Sensitech

Website: www.sensitech.com

Year Founded: 1990

Number of Employees: 850

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 3,000

Solution Brand Name(s): SensiWatch, ColdStream, TempTale, Ryan, Greenlight

Worth Noting: “Fresh” isn’t just a word to Sensitech. By understanding that it must excel in perishable handling, Sensitech has met high-quality standards for nearly three decades. The company works closely with all supply chain partners to facilitate the sharing of actionable data and to implement business-level KPIs that align trading partners with freshness goals.

Technology Group International

Website: www.tgiltd.com

Year Founded: 1990

Number of Employees: 34

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 250

Solution Brand Name(s): Enterprise 21 ERP

Worth Noting: Unlike other ERP products on the market, Enterprise 21 is developed, sold, implemented and supported directly by Technology Group International. This single-supplier approach enables customers to have a direct relationship with the company for all their software needs. The online vendor portal caters to food and beverage companies, allowing customers access to real-time and accurate information on their suppliers and their products within the supply chain.

Testo Solutions USA Inc.

Website: www.testo.com

Year Founded: 1957

Number of Employees: 2,700

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 100,000

Solution Brand Name(s): testo Saveris Restaurant, testo Saveris Retail Chain

Worth Noting: For over 60 years, Testo has developed innovative measure solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s solutions are developed to support quality management initiatives and protect brand reputation. Each solution combines innovative measurement technology with intuitively operated software and individualized services.

Transportation Insight

Website: www.transportationinsight.com

Year Founded: 1999

Number of Employees: 510

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 42

Solution Name(s): Technology-Driven, Multi-Modal End-to-End Supply Chain Solutions

Worth Noting: With nearly 20 years of experience, Transportation Insight continues to lead logistics solutions that reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction. The company complements its technology offerings with continuous improvement methodologies that overlay technology-enabled supply chain analytics on the extended value-stream map. Transportation Insight helps companies understand where issues exist and where improvements need to be made. Leveraging such assessments and analytics, organizations can prioritize initiatives to increase efficiency, manage cost and accelerate growth.

Velociti Alliance

Website: www.velocitialliance.com

Year Founded: 2000

Number of Employees: 10

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 30

Solution Brand Name(s): PiecePick, SmokePick, TradeWins, TW*Sell, TW*Serve

Worth Noting: Velociti uses game engine technology to analyze and react in real time to changes in order profile, inventory short/outs, inbound product, delayed outbound carriers and more. By altering the order fulfillment plan with real-time visibility, the company aims to win the logistics game every day.

Voxware

Website: www.voxware.com

Year Founded: 1993

Number of Employees: 60

Number of Food/Bev Customers: 55

Solution Brand Name(s): Voice Management Suite, VoxPilot, VoxStudio, VoxConnect

Worth Noting: Voxware goes beyond voice picking and utilizes multimodal technologies across all workflow processes to ensure the right technology is being used for the task at hand. The company is able to maximize efficiency, accuracy and profitability across the distribution center, adding at least 15 percent more productivity by providing centralized views and insights. Voxware offers customers configurable solutions that address a wide range of challenges.

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